Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback

Football 04/20/19, 02:17

D'Andre Swift's long wait has ended.Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia's depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift "has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his demeanor and body language."Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs ...

Column: No love for the defense in Super Bowl 53

Football 02/05/19, 02:06

In a Super Bowl snoozer featuring a single touchdown by victorious New England and the high-scoring, newfangled, all-the-rage Los Angeles Rams managing a measly three points, the MVP trophy went to Patriots receiver Julian Edelman.Where's the love for the defense?Sure, Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, including two grabs ...

Column: A Super stinker, Patriots prevail but ugliness wins

Sports 02/03/19, 23:11

The NFL should've ended the season two weeks ago.This Super Bowl was a hot mess, really no better than a sloppy preseason game.Tom Brady and the New England Patriots captured their sixth championship Sunday night, an amazing accomplishment that was overshadowed by the ugly way they won it against the ...

Gurley says he taught Michel to ‘run and catch’ at Georgia

Football 01/29/19, 18:05

Todd Gurley says he often communicated with two other former Georgia running backs, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, during the 2018 season.Now that Gurley and Michel are having a Super Bowl reunion as the leading rushers for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, respectively, that conversation is on ...

Patriots-Chiefs Matchups

Football 01/17/19, 16:18

It will be dark and cold, perhaps absurdly cold, Sunday night in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium will be lit up, though, and the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game will head to Atlanta for the Super Bowl.Here's how they match up:WHEN NEW ENGLAND HAS THE BALLAs they have much of the ...

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Football 01/13/19, 16:44

Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional playoffs on Sunday to earn their eighth straight trip to AFC championship game.New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. ...

Pats beat Bills 24-12, earn 10th straight AFC East title

Football 12/23/18, 16:56

The New England Patriots earned their 10th straight AFC East title with Sony Michel running for 116 yards and a touchdown in a 24-12 victory over the Buffalo Bills 24-12 on Sunday.With the Eagles win over the Texans, the Patriots are back in the No. 2 spot in the AFC. ...

Gronk, Michel returning to form at right time for Patriots

Football 11/26/18, 18:16

Entering their bye last week, the repeated refrain coming out of the Patriots' locker room was a need for more balance and consistency on offense.New England struggled with both over a four-game stretch in late October and early November as tight end Rob Gronkowski and rookie running back Sony Michel ...

Patriots not quite at Super Bowl level

Sports 11/26/18, 02:46

When Patriots players looked around the locker room Sunday, they saw a generally healthy squad. That's scary for the rest of the NFL.Or maybe not.Unless New England makes some key improvements over the next month — and can anyone doubt the Patriots will, given their track record? — a third ...

No. 5 Georgia carries on its tradition as Running Back U

Football 11/08/18, 18:59

When Elijah Holyfield was pondering where he wanted to go to college, he certainly took an interest in history.Specifically, Georgia's long lineage of great running backs."It was a very big deal to me. I've watched Georgia football for a long time and I've really loved all the Georgia backs," said ...

Patriots’ Patterson has become revelation out of backfield

Football 11/05/18, 18:03

To be a productive member of the New England Patriots, it's usually best to approach the game plan each week with adaptive eyes.No one has learned that lesson more this season than receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.When he was traded by Oakland to the Patriots in March, Patterson arrived in New England ...

Tom Brady already was the GOAT before beating Aaron Rodgers

Football 11/05/18, 03:41

Tom Brady didn't have to beat Aaron Rodgers in only their second head-to-head matchup to prove he's the best quarterback of all time.The GOAT did it, anyway.Brady threw for 294 yards and one touchdown to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Rodgers and the Green Bay ...

Another dominant RB duo has Georgia back in SEC title chase

Football 11/04/18, 16:36

No. 5 Georgia is heading back to the Southeastern Conference championship game behind a new running back tandem that has capably stepped in for the dynamic duo that led the Bulldogs to the national championship game last yearThe Bulldogs had to replace New England Patriots first-round draft pick Sony Michel ...

Patriots have short turnaround with Rodgers, Packers next

Football 10/30/18, 18:53

The Patriots are accustomed to making adjustments.That was certainly their philosophy during their matchup with the Bills on Monday night.Down to just two healthy running backs on the roster with leading rusher and rookie Sony Michel inactive with a knee injury, New England started receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in the backfield ...

Pats’ run game back in spotlight entering Buffalo matchup

Football 10/26/18, 17:13

Running the football has been an adventure for the New England Patriots this season.Injuries and inconsistency were issues early on as the Patriots struggled in short yardage and failed to produce a touchdown in the first three games.Jeremy Hill was lost for the year after he suffered a knee injury ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for Week 7

Football 10/18/18, 14:01

Fantasy football in 2018 has been defined by a revival at quarterback. Entering Week 7, the position is 12 to 15 players deep with quality starters along with a handful of others who can deliver above-average numbers, depending on the matchup.There are also those who came into the season expecting ...

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